Here Comes Sunshine, Greatest Story Ever Told, Friend Of The Devil, Me & My Uncle-> Maggie's Farm, Althea, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Deal Samson & Delilah, Crazy Fingers-> Uncle John's Band-> Jam-> Playin' In The Band Reprise-> Drums-> Jam-> The Last Time-> China Doll-> Throwing Stones, Not Fade Away, E: Brokedown Palace
SBD>D> Delta Dio 2496 > Cool Edit >CDR; Seeded to etree by Tim Wiley
March 8, 2023 Subject:
My cherry popper
This was my very first Grateful Dead show, and I found some exceedingly good LSD there. Easily the #1 spot for my “LSD career”, to be so callous. I drove down from college my freshman year at the Fort in Durango, and barely made it there through the snow in my 1979 Honda Civic. Lifelong fan of music, but at the time wasn’t necessarily one of the Dead. Literally everyone in Durango was back then and I’ll see any band live. Anyway. So we get there, drop, and they come on and I’ve never seen before or since a crowd loose their minds so hard. And I’m in a great head space as it was, so I went over the top. I’ve never had what I can only describe for a moment as an out-of-body experience; but I saw below me the crowd for a minute or so. Regardless — it took me till later to understand because I was like—I mean, in hind sight after later to touring with them later, they came on in traditional Dead fashion. Kind of loosely unintentional like an orchestra does to warm up; and the vocals are mid-opening line before the sound comes on awkwardly, and everybody is Losing Their Fuggin Minds! Crazy shit happens on lsd I guess; I thought. Only to realize that was the first time they had played that since 1974. I mean - it’s the crowd that forever sold me on them no question, and that show was for me the heroin-like show I chased to find again. And I saw many that were better overall shows, but that crowd was unlike any. Maybe because many of us fought throw a nasty storm to get to 70’s weather and a dead show: or maybe there was a lot of that incredible like-none-other acid goin around. Either way: That was thē best way I can think to have been “indoctrinated” into what they are/were and I’m beyond grateful. In my top most-epic concert experiences of a life of a guy that has always and still do see a lot of shows. And the sound: as was mentioned by someone else, was exceedingly good. Especially as I compared them over the years. One of my prized music pieces I own is a SBD DAT tape of the show; and I mean I have the actual first edition on the actual Digital Audio Tape (as in not a cassette tape but the DAT) from the soundboard as well as a cassette recording from that DAT of this show, and it is incredible.. if anyone has one (a DAT player) and wants to dub it HMU I’m still in Durango 🤘
January 25, 2021 Subject:
Off night for Bobby
A solid late 92 show, but Bobby is definitely having an off night. His voice is extremely rough and he blows otherwise routine lyrics on songs like "MAMU".
April 13, 2008 Subject:
Thanks To The Taper.....
Recorded this last night from the Sirius radio. It was a Master Audience and the guy who taped it had a nice story about what it took him to get to the show. I'm glad you made it. Excellent recording.
I was groovin' this show early this morning. Headphones on, the only one awake in the house. Glad to be alive and feeling fine.
Nothing remarkable, except the absolutely fine playing. This is a solid show. Give it a listen. If you don't like it, you can always demand a refund for what you paid.
I was particularly liking the Drums and Space. It was putting me in a good spot while I was cooking eggs and toast for the family.
This is definitely an appreciation show for me. While listening, it made me thankful for all the blessings I have.
Peace. Feelin' Groovy.
December 9, 2007 Subject:
My first GD show
This was my first GD show, I had just turned 18 a month before, and was with my best friends in the world, and we were all out of our heads. I now listen to this SBD on the 15th anniversary of the show, and some amazing memories come to mind - a warm, kind, vibe, the like of which I've rarely seen was throughout the crowd; space was intense as the soundboard was have a blast pushing the sound between the 4 main speaker stacks; hearing HCS at my 1st show, after having been extremely disappointed that I missed the 12/5 show, to get such a bustout. During Throwing Stones, Bobby's emotion came across so clear and heartfelt - still one of my favorite versions of it, excepting the end transition. FOTD was really well paced - not as fast as early or slow as some, but kind of a middle-slow tempo, plus sweet vocal harmonies. The SBD recording is quite good, especially compared to the tapes I listened to for 10 years.
November 22, 2007 Subject:
Here Comes Sunshine
The Compton Terrace shows rocked. I was there with a close friend (RIP Sluggo) from San Fran and he was part of the family. He told me they had been sound checking Here Comes Sunshine all week at home. So as the ceremonial glass was passed and the band took stage, my friend cooly looked around and predicted the Here Comes Sunshine opener. All the heads around just laughed and said "you wish". The rest is history. Thanks Jerry.
March 18, 2007 Subject:
all those years ago...
i remember when they started the show and everyone went ape shit. it was a great way to start the day! yeah, the texas dragonfly excerpt was great as was the whole day.. i specifically thought the drums/space was one of the highlights.. very intense and funny. good stuff and great memories. every time i drive past it on 1-10, i have to smile and remember the good times that were had there.
December 20, 2006 Subject:
What A UN-KIND REPLY !!!!!!
After the hiatus of The Band during 92 fall, the Denver shows were a nice regroup. The Here Comes sunshine was a start of the best times for this band till early 95. They told us all a story , listen to the Althea form this show!!!!Politics aside ,be aware!!!!
February 2, 2006 Subject:
Review the show!
Nobody cares about where you were living at the time or where you were driving to. And CERTAINLY no one cares about your political ideologies! Not every head is a liberal. Stick to reviewing the show. Save your polotics for another forum...
November 15, 2005 Subject:
I was always lucky in getting breakouts. Could never have predicted HCSS though. had to tell about 20 people the name of the song. Well played throughout. had so much promise especially since jerry looked healthy. Still makes me wonder why they couldn't carry the momentum over into 93.
REVISED: Me and My> Maggies is a mess indeed. Weir was all over the place. Should not distract you from a listen. FYI, the playin reprise clocks in at 9 minutes. Very nice considering we were lucky to get a a 6 minute full versin in the later years
October 19, 2005 Subject:
Daybreak on the Land
I agree with other reviewers. This was a great show. I was living in Flagstaff at the time and we drove down from some pretty nasty weather to glorious sunshine. Though I never cared for the new Compton Terrace in Chandler, this was really a great experience. Not sure if the band or anyone else had this in mind, but my sociopolitical context was this. After twelve years of the Reagan Bush years, Bill Clinton and Al Gore were just elected into office a month prior to this show and it truly felt like "Here Comes Sunshine" and "Daybreak on the Land". I am probably pretty naive in hindsight, but that was a truly hopefull time and a positively uplifting show. tal hurley
August 18, 2005 Subject:
My favorite show of alll time
Unique day show-drove through blizzard in northern Arizona down into 80 degree desert in Tempe. Jerry sounds 10 years younger and revitalized after some down time. NOTE: When Bob says, "Jerry says it's a Texas draggonfly" after Friend of the Devil - he's referring to an ultralite plane that had been swooping down over the crowd during the song - also some guy wearing stilts with a long orange dress went wandering through the crowd during intermission - he was 12 feet tall with a beard and orange dress - absolutely great vide, mystical show with people crying during China Doll - machine gin sounds in a disturbing space, Bob's heavy distortion effect all the way throughout, especially Althea - just a very special unique show!
May 27, 2005 Subject:
There's One of Them
Spare and harsh--beauty in the desert.
They soundchecked "Sunshine" before the previous day's show, so it wasn't a big surprise, but it certainly got everyone in the right frame of mind. Somebody in an ultralight was buzzing the stage during the first set, while the sun was on its way down--the reason for the "Texas dragonfly" chatter after FOTD.
A very good recording, and although some of the tech at the show was rough--mikes cutting in late, especially--this show is worth a listen.
March 29, 2005 Subject:
This one is really fun to listen to, a lot of energy, some weirdness here and there (Bobby messes up words on Me & My Uncle, the verse order on Maggie's farm seems questionable, and they blow the transition from Throwing Stones into Not Fade Away) which only adds to the fun factor in my opinion. Here Comes Sunshine as a surprise opener, a really hot Greatest Story (with great keyboards by Vince), a rough Masterpiece and a rockin' version of Deal are all highlights of set 1, while set 2 shines with Uncle John's Band and a heavy version of The Last Time as well as China Doll and Throwing Stones with Brokedown as a nice encore. Finally a word on the sound: Bobby's guitar is high in the mix with a wonderful partially distorted sound, pretty cool.
February 2, 2005 Subject:
What a show...From down jacket to shorts in a matter of hours...Missed the first night because of the blizzard on I-40 but well worth it!!!
December 7, 2004 Subject:
A beautiful experience, 12 years later.
One of my fondest Grateful Dead memories. Great vibes in the crowd at this show. I didn't even know Here Comes Sunshine at the time and it was only my fifth GD show. Bobby's guitar is very prominent in the mix the entire show. It sounds especially great on Althea. The Uncle Johns>Playin>jam>Drumz>Last Time is the meat of this one. Poignant China Doll as well. The band was highly charged at this time after fall tour had been cancelled. Definitely worth a listen.
December 5, 2004 Subject:
I got here late & was setting up my recording stuff during HCSS. I just remember thinking wow they haven't played this in forever. It was one of those songs I never thought I would ever hear them play. I don't remember much of the rest of the show. Unfortunately it would be the last GD show I went to before Jerry passed. I am so Grateful to finally get to hear a decent soundboard of the complete show.
The soundboard is *clean*, and the mix on this is *way* cool. The here comes sunshine is a great example of the (rough) harmonies the band was doing at the time, and Jerry's vocals on the here comes sunshine sound really good, not very polished, but soulful & weathered. Weir has this great grungy sound that is really prominent throughout the whole show. The uncle johns sounds nice too. I first heard cuts from this show almost 12 years ago from a broadcast on the Grateful Dead hour, and it is really cool listening to this stuff again!
This is a good recording to have. I'll give it 4 stars cuz' they've had better playing.
April 30, 2004 Subject:
19 years gone, here comes sunshine revives in the sonoran desert. The space>last time is war like, kind of scary; when you listen, think LSD...